professional advisory board

part of the team

guiding us towards better health

The membership of the NKFI Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is comprised of Illinois' leading nephrologists, researchers, advocates, physicians, academics, and allied health professionals. The board works with NKFI leadership, and contributes to the foundation's community programs, research priorities, educational efforts, public policy development, and strategic planning.

 

The clinical and regional expertise of the Professional Advisory Board is invaluable to the NKFI. With their guidance, we continue to forge froward, purse our mission, and build new and innovative patient service programs that benefit the thousands of Illinois patients and families affected by kidney disease.

 

become a member

be our partner in progress

In addition to contributing to the work of the NKFI, Professional Advisory Board members enjoy the support and camaraderie of a special community of like-minded peers, and often benefit from unique networking opportunities.  

 

Physician members of the Professional Advisory Board pay an annual fee of $150. Allied healthcare professionals (nurses, techs, dietitians, social workers, etc) pay an annual fee of $75. Fellows, medical residents and students interested in joining the PAB are offered complimentary memberships.

 

Specific membership benefits include:

 

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Ready to help patients and communities, and join the NKFI in our fight?

more information

 

To learn more about membership in the NKFI Professional Advisory Board, please contact the NKFI's Director of Programs, Rachel DePauw.

 

email: rdepauw@nkfi.org

phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 258

executive committee

  • Shubhada Ahya, MD | Chair, Northwestern University Medicine

  • Sanjeev Akkina, MD | Research Chair, Loyola University Medical Center

  • Benjamin Ko, MD University of Chicago

  • Stephen Korbet, MD Rush University Medical Center

  • Veeda Landeras, MD Associates in Nephrology

  • Claudia Lora, MD University of Illinois Health

  • Kevin Myrie, MD | Nephrology Associates of Northern Indiana and Illinois

  • Jay Paparello, MD | Northwestern University Medicine

  • Tammy Poma, NP University of Chicago Medicine

  • Madhav Rao, MD Associates in Nephrology

  • Ana Ricardo, MD, MPH, MS | University of Illinois Health

  • Suneel Udani, MD Nephrology Associates of Northern Indiana and Illinois

  • Kavitha Vellanki, MD Loyola University Medical Center

 

current PAB members

meet our allies in the fight

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Title
Hospital
Language(s)
Address
Address Line 2
City
Phone
Email Text
Amitabha Mitra, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 South Des Plaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Amy Lawrence, BA
The Alden Network
4200 W Peterson Ave
Chicago, IL
312-218-4926
amy.lawrence@thealdennetwork.com
Anand Ramadorai, DO
Associates in Nephrology
English
Anca Zegrean, MD
Associates in Nephrology | University of Illinois at Chicago
840 S Wood St
Chicago, IL
312-996-8392
Andrew J Aronson, MD, MBA, MPH
5000 S Cornell Ave
#14A
Chicago, IL
773-209-7277
pedneph@gmail.com
Andrew Kowalski, MD
NANI
6948 Windsor Ave
Berwyn, IL
708-479-4617
akowalksi@nephdocs.com
Aneesha Shetty, MD, MBBS, MPH
Northwestern University
English, Hindi
676 N St Claire, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
312-695-8900
aneesha.shetty@northwestern.edu
Aneesha Shetty, MD, MPH
Northwestern University
676 N St. Clair
Chicago, IL
347-306-0793
ashetty@nm.org
Anil K Bidani, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Bldg. 102 - Room 3660
Maywood, IL
708-202-4120
abidani@lumc.edu
April Kennedy, MD
Associates in Nephrology
930 E 42nd Pl
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Azza Suleiman, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Benjamin Ko, MD
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL
773-834-9140
bko@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Bharathi Reddy, MD
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave S-511, MC 5100
Chicago, IL
773-702-6344
breddy@medicine.bsd.uch.edu
Bogdan Derylo, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2608 W Addison
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Brad Torf, BSBA
The Alden Network
English
4200 W Peterson Ave
Chicago, IL
773-571-0277
brad.torf@thealdennetwork.com
Charlene Vollmer, RN, BSN, BC
Memorial Medical Center
English
119 White Birch Rd.
Westmont, IL
(217) 891-2981
charlene.vollmer@gmail.com
Charlene Vollmer, RN-BSN
MMC
English
78 Cottonwood Drive
Chatham, IL
217-891-2981
charlene.vollmer@gmail.com
Chirag Patel, MD
Associates in Nephrology
English, Gujarati
1550 N NW Hwy Ste 303
Park Ridge, IL
847-294-5160
Christine Yazumbek, LSW, MSW
English
8825 Baltusrol Drive
Orland Park, IL
(708) 361-6206
yazumbek@sbcglobal.net
Clark McClurkin, MD
Associates in Nephrology
9730 South Western Ave, Suite 326
Evergreen Park, IL
312-654-2720
Constantine Delis, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Daniel Kniaz, MD
Lutheran General Hospital
1550 N NW Hwy
Suite 303
Park Ridge, IL
847-294-5160
dkniaz2@comcast.net
Daniel Kniaz, MD
Associates in Nephrology
621 S Skokie Ln South
Glencoe, IL
312-393-2385
Darshika Chhabra, MD, MPH
Advocate Christ Medical Center
English
4400 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL
708-684-7109
darshika.chhabra@advocatehealth.com
David Leehey, MD
Hines VA
English
Hines, IL
708-202-4589
david.leehey@va.gov
Donald Cronin, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Doug Penrod, RN, CCTC
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
676 N. St. Clair St
Ste 1900
Chicago, IL
312-695-0361
dpenrod@nm.org
Edgar V. Lerma, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2850 W 95th St, Ste 11
Evergreen Park, IL
312-654-2720
Eduardo Cremer, MD
Associates in Nephrology
3000 N Halsted, Suite 603
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Elaine Worcester, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL
773-702-7459
eworcest@uchicago.edu
Evelyn Andres, LPN
Fresenius Kidney Care
901 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
(847) 394-6250
evelyn.andres@fmc-na.com
Farida Migally, MD
NANI
6307 S Stewart Suite 210
Chicago, IL
773-483-2200
fmigally@nephdocs.com
Haresh Muni, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2740 West Foster Ave., Suite 211
Chicago, IL
Harold Bregman, MD, FASN
Associates in Nephrology
English
1550 Northwest Hwy
Ste 303
Park Ridge, IL
847-294-5160
Jawad Munir, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
Jay Koyner, MD
University of Chicago
English
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicagco, IL
312-907-8573
jkoyner@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Jennifer Tuazon, MD
Northwestern University
710 N Fairbanks Ct
Olson 4-500
Chicago, IL
312-926-4880
jtuazon@nm.org
Jim Vinopal, BSN, RN, CDN
Fresenius
16177 W 127th St
Lemont, IL
708-498-9298 ext. 847
bbvino@comcast.net
Jim Vinopal, BSN, RN, CDN
Fresenius
16177 W 127th St
Lemont, IL
(708) 498-9298 ext 847
bbvino@comcast.net
Jim Yao, MD
Associates in Nephrology
314 Ridge Road
Munster, IN
312-654-2720
Joshua Trob, MD
Associates in Nephrology
1272 American Way
Libertyville, IL
847-549-7222
Kareen Simpson, MD
Associates in Nephrology
3180 N Lake Shore Dr, Apt 15B
Chicago, IL
773-415-0413
Karen A Griffin, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Bldg 102 - Room 3600
Maywood, IL
708-202-4120
kgriffi@lumc.edu
Linda Bidani, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Bldg 102 - Room 3660
Maywood, IL
708-202-4120
abidani@lumc.edu
Linda Freeman, PharmaD, MS
Relypsa
100 Cardinal Way
Redwood City, CA
650-545-1889
lfreeman@relypsa.com
Lo-Ku Chiang, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Madhav Rao, MD
Associates in Nephrology
English
3002 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Malgorzata Kochanek, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Polish, English
1550 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL
Marco Pagani, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2721 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL
Maria Khan, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
Maria Sobero, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Spanish, English
673 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
312-654-2700
Mark Leischner, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2608 W Addison
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Mark Lockwood
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
2520 S Oakley Ave
Unit 306
Chicago, IL
lockmark@uic.edu
Mary Hannan, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC
University of Illinois Chicago
1747 Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL
312-355-8005
mhanna22@uic.edu
Matthew Menezes, MD
Associates in Nephrology
1221 Monroe Ave
River Forest, IL
312-996-6736
Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG
University Of Chicago Medicine
English
5841 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL
773-702-9676
mbetz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL
517-862-3193
mbetz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG
University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL
517-862-3193
mbetz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Melissa Nesmith-Vester, APRN, FNP, CNN
Ardelyx
2721 West 136th Ave
Crown Point, IN
708-725-2141
mvester@gmail.com
Menaka Sarav, MD
Northshore University Health Systems
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
847-570-2512
msarav@northshore.org
Michelle Josephson, MD
University of Chicago Nephrology Section
English
5532 S Blackstone Avenue
5841 S Maryland Ave, MC510
Chicago, IL
773-702-2344
mjosephs@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Minh Bui, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St, Ofc 100
Chicago, IL
Neetha Dhananjaya, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Nic Hristea, MD
Associates in Nephrology
Spanish, Romanian
2555 S King Dr., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
Nicole Stankus, MD, MSC
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave
#MC 5100
Chicago, IL
773-702-3630
nstankus@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Nimeet Brahmbhatt, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2315 E 93rd, Suite 236
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Omaima Degani, MD
NANI
English, Gujarati
1445 Hunt Club Road
Suite 201
Gurnee, IL
847-855-9152
odegani@hotmail.com
Paul Crawford, MD
Associates in Nephrology
10801 S Western Ave, Ste 201
Chicago, IL
708-952-3040
Ramesh Soundararajan, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 South Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Richard Hong, MD
Associates in Nephrology
2555 S King Dr., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Rishikesh Morey, MD
Kidney Care Center
812 Campus Dr
Joliet, IL
815-741-6830
rmorey@kidneycares.com
Rizwan Moinuddin, MD
Associates in Nephrology
20121 S Crawford Ave
Olympia Fields, IL
Ronald & Diane Hamburger, MD
Retired
502 Burr Oak Pl
Hinsdale, IL
708-204-1316
rkhamburger@att.net
Rupal Mehta, MD
Northwestern University
633 North Saint Clair
18-081
Chicago
630-660-4637
rupal.mehta@northwestern.edu
Sangeet Dhillon-Jhattu, MD
Associates in Nephrology | University of Chicago
5847 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL
847-596-1947
Satya Ahuja, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF, FIOM
Associates in Nephrology
English, Hindi, Punjabi
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
312-654-2700
Sejal Patel, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines St
Chicago, IL
Shubha Ahya, MD
Northwestern University
676 N St. Clair, Suite 2025
Chicago, IL
312-695-0596
sahya@northwestern.edu
Shubha Ahya, MD
Northwestern University
676 N St. Clair, Suite 2025
Chicago, IL 60611
312-695-0596
sahya@northwestern.edu
Sneha Velani, MSN, RN-BC
Anthem
143 Michelle Pl
Schaumburg, IL
snehavelani@gmail.com
Sreedevi Chittineni, MD
Associates in Nephrology
210 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
312-654-2720
Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
English, Spanish
820 S Wood St
M/C 793, Csn 41
Chicago, IL
312-355-0522
stoth3@uic.edu
Suneel Udani, MD
NANI
English
911 N Elm Street
Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
630-495-9356
sudani@nephdocs.com
Suneel Udani, MD
Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana
911 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
630-495-9356
sudani@nephdocs.com
Tipu Puri, MD
University of Chicago
English
2705 N Hartland Ct
Chicago, IL
tipu.puri@uchospitals.edu
Veeda Landeras, MD
Associates in Nephrology
English, Arabic
10725 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Vijay Rao, V, MD
Associates in Nephrology
17225 S Paxton
South Holland, IL
312-654-2700
Vinitha Raghavan, MD
Associates in Nephrology
8725 Aintree Ln
Burr Ridge, IL
312-654-2720
 

find a PAB member near you

how to use the member map

If you are a patient, family member, or NKFI supporter interested in connecting with a Professional Advisory Board member near you, simply use the map below. Here's how it works:

 

  • First, click on the map itself (or tap on it, if you're using a mobile device).

  • Then, simply enter your address or zip code in the search field located in the map's upper left-hand corner.

  • Each PAB member's office is marked on the map with an orange pin.

  • After you've entered your location information, the member closest to you will be marked with a blue pin.

 

Clicking on an individual pin will let you learn more about that member, including details on their healthcare affiliation, location specifics, and contact info.